- Honest Officer
- 3 years ago
- 2192 views
We received an import container from China and Appraiser forcefully filed our BOE in wrong Tariff chapter that would make Duty 8 Lac. We insisted and gave documentary proof that Tariff chapter that actually is relevant, would fetch only 1.4 Lac Duty. Appraiser, through CHA gave us offer to pay Half amount of difference duty as Cash, which would be approx 4 to 5 Lac.
When we confronted the Appraiser with relevant documents, he agreed to file the BOE under 1.4 Lac Duty but proposed to impose 100% penalty on us on wrong grounds and demanded half of that value as cash.
My team met Joint commissioner Naresh G at ICD Bangalore Customs and he gave us lot of time and sorting our issue. He first heard us patiently, got the correct Tariff chapter sorted and then instructed Assistant Commissioner to move the struck shipment of 30 days within 30 min. He also ensured that severe action will be taken against corrupt Appraiser Veerappa Reddy. So proud to see Honest Officers like these. Let's glorify these heroes.